ItÂs been reported that the city of Chetumal in Mexico has hosted a ceremony to renew and affirm the Sister Cities relationship they have with Belize City and San Pedro Town. Â For those living in Belize, having links with other cities around the world is important for ongoing international relations. Â Now, news that the Mexican city continues to strive towards good relations with Belize has been welcomed.
Also known as Othon P Blanco, the City of Chetumal held a ceremony on Saturday October 26th to renew, affirm and strengthen their ties with Belize. Â The Mexican press revealed that Eduardo Espinosa Abuxapqui, the Mayor of Chetumal City, attended the event to ensure that the twinning of cities continued. Â The aim of the Sister Cities status is to ensure that exchanges from the academic, tourism, health, economic and cultural sectors continue, allowing both countries to grow.
Speaking alongside a number of other special and important guests, the Mexican mayor presented San Pedro TownÂs own mayor, Daniel Guerrero and the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Belize, the Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., with twinning city letters. Â Meanwhile, Bernard Q Pitts Jr., the deputy mayor of Belize City, accepted the letter for Belize CityÂs acting mayor, Darrel Bradley.
ÂWe want to preserve and give effect to the feelings of peace and coexistence that have always been enjoyed between our cities.Â It is for us, the new generation of Belizeans and Mexicans in Chetumal to keep this relationship and fraternity alive,Â Mayor Abuxapqui explained to all those attending the ceremony. Â He added that both countries had a lot in common, with people of both nations cementing the ties between Mexico and Belize over the past centuries. Â ÂThe Belizean music, as well as the culture of Belize, has influenced our people and today, they enjoy the dancing as well as the traditional food that identifies Belize,Â he said, adding that the Mexican people have come to love their neighbors and understand the vital importance of maintaining a good and prosperous relationship.
The affirmation of the Mexican cityÂs need to continue to Sister Cities status will be welcomed by those living in Belize. Â With many officials attending the event, it seems as if all concerned take the matter extremely seriously.